Ruder Finn

Ruder Finn has acquired Touchdown, a 65-member technology PR shop based in Austin.

Touchdown has offices in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, France and Australia.

RF CEO Kathy Bloomgarden said Touchdown’s “expertise in championing emerging enterprise technologies through expert storytelling will bring additional competitive edge to our global technology and innovation practice.”

Touchdown employees will continue to work under the firm’s brand.

James Carter, CEO, will report to Bloomgarden. He said RF’s core values centered around transparency, decency and honesty made the acquisition decision an easy one.

Ruder Finn ranked No. 8 in O’Dwyer’s technology rankings with fees of $21.2M.

Touchdown weighed in at No. 26 with $6.3M in fees.